Cherry-Almond Swirls

cherry-almond swirls Dessert
Cherry-Almond Swirls
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 12


  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) cream cheese, softened, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp (.5 mL) almond extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 can (8 rolls) PIllsbury* Original Crescents or Pillsbury* Multigrain Crescents
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) water


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. In food processor, place granulated sugar and almonds; process about 30 seconds or until almonds are finely ground. Add cream cheese, vanilla, almond extract and egg yolk; process about 10 seconds or until well blended.
  • 2
    On lightly floured surface, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  • 3
    Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over dough rectangle. Starting with 1 long side of dough rectangle, roll up dough into log (filling will be soft). With serrated knife, cut log into 12 slices; place slices, cut side up, in muffin cups.
  • 4
    Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. With handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each roll. Spoon 1 teaspoon preserves into each indentation.
  • 5
    Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until golden brown. Run knife around edge of muffin cups to loosen; remove rolls from cups and place on cooling racks.
  • 6
    In small bowl, mix icing sugar and water until smooth; drizzle over warm rolls. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate any remaining rolls.

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